Common questions

Who are my therapy clients?

I work with people in Virginia, Florida, and Rhode Island (as well as some international clients*). While I specialize in chronic pain & illness and autism, I also see individuals who are dealing with some of the issues listed below. 

 

  • Stress

  • Anxiety

  • Depression

  • ADHD

  • Self worth/self esteem

  • Chronic illness and chronic pain

  • Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)

  • Women on the Autism Spectrum

  • Social skills

  • Difficult life transitions

  • Transition to college

  • Career changes

  • Relationships

 

To me, my clients are not just clients.  I invest in each person’s wellbeing and dedicate my time to help them build the best version of themselves.  It is a journey and I am always honored to be there, listening, helping, and creating a nonjudgmental space that is safe.  I love celebrating with my clients. But I’m also there when things get real.

I have never done therapy, what can I expect?

I have gotten this question so many times.  It is honestly my favorite question to answer because I am happy that you have made the really hard decision to be here.  The first thing you can expect is to probably have a few laughs.  Yes, that’s right, we don’t just talk about heavy stuff, childhood traumas and cry (big exhale…).  You can also expect to feel supported, and to be encouraged to start thinking about things in a different light.

 

During the 1st session, we will take care of paperwork, discuss office policies, and gather some background information. I’ll ask you questions about yourself to get a good understanding about what you are struggling with and find out the goals you have in mind to work on.  Not sure about goals? That is fine too; we can iron this out together as well. For each following session, we will continue to work on the personal goals that you have set.  I will ask questions to help discover new ways of coping with life's challenges.  I will also help you gain self-awareness, so you can get unstuck from those endless self-talk narratives that we can find ourselves in. Therapy can also be a place where you can feel safe to vent about all the stuff that really grinds your gears.  

 

Remember therapy is not a quick fix. It is a process. But with a trained professional, you can be closer to resolving your problems. 

 

What type of therapist am I?

I’m the type of therapist that roles up their sleeves and helps guide you through to the other side.  I don’t sit back and watch my clients struggle without throwing a life-ring.  I also don’t insinuate that this is all your mother’s fault (unless, of course, it is). But in any case, I try to be a straight shooter.  I use humor when appropriate because sometimes life is just too serious. I believe therapy is not always forever.  It can be used as a short-term tool to get you through some rough patches. 

 

You can read more about me here

 

Do you take my insurance?

I am an out-of-network provider and do not take any insurance at this time.  I can, however, provide you with a *superbill at the end of the month that you can submit to your insurance company for reimbursement. It is up to you to talk to your insurance company to determine your out-of-network provider benefits.

Still not sure or have some additional questions?

Please do not hesitate to reach out to me via email at kelly@sevenseascounseling.com or schedule a FREE 20 -  minute consultation to find out if this is a good fit for you!

* If you are living outside of the United States, please email me at kelly@sevenseascounseling.com so we can discuss the best ways we can work together

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